“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“  Bruntland Commission - 1987

Sustainability has been a pursuit of communities in the Duluth area since the Anishinaabe and other Tribal Nations first settled here, including the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, who maintained a balanced relationship with the land and the lake for over 10,000 years. Now, under the direction of its residents and with the guidance of city leadership, The City of Duluth seeks to continue sustainable development - centering the needs of current residents, future generations, and the environment while in pursuit of economic prosperity.

Duluth’s  goal of 80% reduction of Greenhouse gasses by 2050 will result in a more resilient Duluth, ready to tackle the effects of our changing climate and pollution. For more information on our goals and commitments, how to get involved, and who to contact with questions, investigate the sidebar!

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Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program

Kaija Roy explains the MN GreenStep cities program and how Duluth Benefits

One City Supported by a 100-year-old system

Duluth's 100 year old stormwater system needs updating ready why our stormwater systems matter

Solar in Duluth

Alex Jackson, City Energy Coordinator, has been saving the City of Duluth money and cutting the carbon footprint through solar installation.

Duluth Natural Areas Program

Diane Desotelle, City of Duluth’s Natural Resources Coordinator